Whilst everyone is ranting on about xmas, in the Creative department Pete, Nick and myself are cracking on with the Spring 2010 catalogue. Not long ago a few of us visited Patagonia to Cardigan's twin town Trevelin, got some brilliant pictures... add to that some amazing photos from the Cardigan shoot and we have a new howies catalogue on our hands. We've even got the masterful Jon Matthews working with us in the words department. Watch this space...
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A friend of mine has just started this new project. Here's some info in his own words;
Rock Sampler is an ongoing music contest where Artists upload their songs to be voted on by the community of Listeners. The tracks with the highest votes each month are featured in the charts and the top 4 are featured (amongst other picks, rarities and invited acts) on a free mp3 monthly music sampler available worldwide and can win awesome prizes and exposure. Not to mention new fans!
The aim of the website is to foster a real sense of community. We want to level the playing field, bust down the door and give the vote back to the people who love music. Our Listeners have the power to decide who the most talented, awesome Artists are. Not the radio station manager, not the out of touch major label boss. The highest voted artists will then be rewarded with exposure, prizes and a growing fan base.
Listeners will be able to discover exciting new music, play talent scout and vote on who they think are the best Artists. There will be opportunities for Listeners to win great prizes, follow bands they love and have access to the super high quality, limited edition monthly sampler, showcasing the best of the best that month!
Have a looksy here - rocksampler.com
Right then. If I only get one present from Santa this year it's gonna have to be a new snowboard. But which one, I'm not really sure.
Briefly explained, Rocker is shaped like a smile. The nose and tail are raised from the center of the board, making it nice and floaty on powder runs and also makes the board really nimble as the edges are raised.
Camber is the opposite, more like traditional snowboard shapes. The middle of the board is raised putting more pressure on the nose and tail. Acts kind of like suspension, making it really responsive down the slope and increases the pop.
Burton have released a pretty damn sizable range of boards in both Rocker and Camber. The former being available in four shapes for whatever style you ride.
Bataleon have a range of boards that use their patented Triple Base Technology, basically meaning the edges are raised, making you less likely to catch an edge and eat the white stuff. The TBT board has a flat center so it's great for going straight and because the edges are raised there is less friction. A conventional board will always want to kick back onto it's base after a turn but because the TBT board is pre-shaped it's a lot smoother in and out of turns.
Also, my mate's got an Evil Twin and he says it's the bee's.
The vid below explains it all much better.